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# Is $g = \{ (1,1),(2,3),(3,5),(4,7)\}$ is a function? If this is described by a formula$g(x) = \alpha x + \beta$, then what values should be assigned to $\alpha$ and$\beta$?  Answer Verified
Hint: Here we solve the problem by finding the given set is a function or not.
Given $g = \{ (1,1),(2,3),(3,5),(4,7)\}$
Here, if we observe in the given set each element of domain has unique image so from this we can say the g is function.
Here the function g is described by a formula $g(x) = \alpha x + \beta$
Now let us substitute $x = 1$ in the formula $g(x) = \alpha x + \beta$
$\ g(1) = \alpha (1) + \beta \\ g(1) = \alpha + \beta \to 1 \\ \$
We know that $g(1) = 1$ from the given function g
So we write the equation as
$\alpha + \beta = 1 \to 1$
Now again let us substitute $x = 2$in the formula $g(x) = \alpha x + \beta$
$\ g(2) = \alpha (2) + \beta \\ g(2) = 2\alpha + \beta \\ \$
And we know that $g(2) = 3$from the given function g
So we can write the equation as
$2\alpha + \beta = 3$$\to 2$
Now let us solve equation 1 and 2
We get $\alpha = 2$ and $\beta = 1$
Now we can write the formula as $g(x) = 2x - 1$
$\therefore g(x) = 2x - 1$
NOTE: We have used the domain values of g function to get the formula of g(x).

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